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Black Bean Burger and Butter Basil Potatoes

Updated on July 3, 2014
Black Bean Burger and Butter and Basil Potatoes
Black Bean Burger and Butter and Basil Potatoes

This is a mildly spicy black bean burger recipe with butter and basil potatoes. It's a quick and easy vegetarian alternative to the burger and fries night. It's a two-part recipe--one for the black bean burger, and the other for the potatoes, so it's extra special.

I can't say I'm really much of a cook, so I'm always on the look out for something easy. A guy I work with always talked about black bean burgers, and I experimented with a number of different recipes until I discovered that I liked this one the best. It's easy to make, and it tastes pretty darn good. And best of all, it's vegetarian, so it's very good for you. That's kind of where I was going when I stumbled upon it.

The potatoes are sort of an experiment in trying to find the recipe to something I used to always order from Boston Market years ago. I loved their New Potatoes. It's a shame, but I have no idea where to find a Boston Market anymore, so I've had to invent my own potato recipe to compensate. I hope you like it.

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Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • chili powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cayenne
  • 8 yellow potatoes cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • basil
  • garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 365-degrees
  2. Empty can of black beans into a large bowl, and mash them up
  3. Mix in garlic, egg, chili powder, cayenne, salt and pepper (use your own judgement on the spices--if you like it hot, slam it, otherwise, just a dash will do for taste)
  4. Stir in bread crumbs
  5. Prepare a cookie sheet with non-stick spray
  6. Shape 5-patties on cookie sheet with a large spoon
  7. Put cookie sheet into oven and cook each side for 10-minutes
  8. For potatoes, melt two-tablespoons of butter in a large bowl
  9. Hit the butter with a healthy dash of garlic salt and basil
  10. Cut up 8 yellow potatoes into small cubes
  11. Stir the potatoes into the butter until coated
  12. Microwave the potatoes for 8-10 minutes, depending upon your microwave
  13. Afterwards, place the burger patties on buns, with a side of potatoes
  14. Top the burgers with your favorite condiments, and enjoy

Would love to hear what you think?

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    • boneworld profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      @delia-delia: You bet! I hope you enjoy it!

    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 

      4 years ago

      This sounds delicious! on my list to make...thanks for sharing!

    • boneworld profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      @Zeross4: Thanks Daisy! And this one is easy, and if you hit it with enough Cayenne, it can pack quite a bang. I hope you enjoy!

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      I love simple recipes with a bang, this looks like a winner to me!

    • boneworld profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      @rray001 lm: Mash potato will be a good substitute. I'll bet that will rock. Let me know how it turns out.

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      rray001 lm 

      4 years ago

      I will try this with Mash Potato thanks.

    • boneworld profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      @seahorse60: You bet! Thanks for stopping by.

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      seahorse60 

      4 years ago

      Sounds very tasty, who needs meat? Thanks for sharing!

    • boneworld profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      @norma-holt: Glad you liked it, and thanks for stopping by.

    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 

      4 years ago

      Looks delicious and worth trying. Well done.

    • boneworld profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      @Elsie Hagley: If its easy enough for me, you know anyone can do it. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      I like easy ways of cooking, this looks nice but simple, must try it. Thanks.

    • boneworld profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      @lewisgirl: Thanks, I appreciate it. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      lewisgirl 

      4 years ago

      Kudos for experimenting! I just may try this.

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